- 1A person appointed to a role on or by a commission: the traffic commissioner the New York State Health CommissionerMore example sentences
- The traffic commissioner's office, once located in Talbot Road, Old Trafford, was moved to Yorkshire in 1997.
- I will be most interested to see what role the commissioners will be carrying out.
- The commissioner's role will be to receive and process complaints about judges, to identify those requiring a full investigation because they raise a question of removal of a judge.
- 1.1North American A person appointed to regulate a particular sport: the baseball commissionerMore example sentences
- He contends that in a misguided effort to promote baseball, the commissioner and owners have bent their sport out of shape.
- Then, on his way to his office at Milwaukee's County Stadium, the baseball commissioner stopped to do a family errand.
- Compared with commissioners in other pro sports who are hired by team owners, he has considerably more power in regard to competition.
- 1.2A representative of the supreme authority in an area.More example sentences
- The high court has ordered that deputy commissioners and local authorities should not permit land conversion and construction without sanction of the metropolitan planning authorities.
- The commissioners were official representatives who were supposed to explain why their state had seceded and encourage similar action from their audiences.
- He added that matter would be further discussed at the next joint meeting of the township commissioners and sewage authority at 4 p.m.
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- If some day, let's say re-elected or whatever, he was offered the commissionership of baseball?
- The commissionership isn't a lifetime appointment.
- ‘County residents will suffer if an inexperienced candidate is awarded the commissionership on election day,’.
late Middle English: from medieval Latin commissionarius, from Latin commissio (see commission).
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